DEPENDENT VISA – Live Abroad With Your Spouse, Children and Parents
One of the most common reasons people migrate abroad is to provide a better standard of life for their families. The Dependent Visa is an important tool that countries have developed to assist families in living together. It enables professionals, teachers, permanent residents, and others to relocate their families from another country to their new home country.
Y-axis Dubai will assist you in deciphering the complexities of the dependent visa process so that you can reunite with your family and start a new life abroad.
There are two types of Dependent Visas(Temporary & Permanent)
- Temporary Visas for holders of the following visas
- Work, intra-company transfer, Student, Fiancé
- 2. Permanent Visas are for spouses or children below the age of 18-21 years old
- Immigration dependents
Spouse/partners on temporary Dependent Visas are allowed limited work rights based on their visa validity in most countries, except the US.
Dependents granted Permanent Residence Visas have the right to live, study and work for as long as they remain permanent residents.
Dependent Visa Details:
Countries all over the world provide dependent visas with a variety of benefits in order to reunite families. These visas usually allow you to call your immediate family in another country after a quick application process that focuses on your financial capacity. With dependent visas, family members can:
- Stay in the country they are applying to under the sponsorship of their relative
- Work or study in some cases
- Travel in that country
Eligibility For Applying For Dependent Visa:
There are no uniform eligibility requirements since different countries have different requirements. However, the following requirements are mostly common:
- Applicants must have a valid passport
- The sponsor must have adequate financial resources to support the dependents
- Work and income proof of the sponsor must be submitted
- Medical examination and proof of adequate insurance for dependents is required
The Leaders In Dependent Visa Applications
Y-Axis Dubai is a leading provider of visa and immigration services around the world. We are the consultant of choice for serious applicants because our experience covers countries and regions. When you sign up with us, you will be assigned a dedicated visa consultant who will help you with your case and accompany you during the entire process.
Our support includes:
- Document checklist
- Complete dependent visa application support
- Assistance with collecting supporting documentation
- Visa Interview Preparation – if required
- Updates & Follow-up with the Consulate
- Concierge services
- Assistance with biometric services if required
Get in touch with us to know how we can help you increase your application’s chances of success.
What are the sponsorship conditions when an immigrant wants to bring his dependents to Canada?
Conditions of sponsorship
When a relative arrives in Canada, the sponsor assumes all financial responsibility
In order to be a sponsor, the permanent resident or citizen must:
§ Sign a sponsorship agreement with the relative in which he promises to provide him with financial assistance, if necessary.
§ Provide financial assistance to a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner for a period of three years from the date of permanent residence of the spouse.
§ Provide a dependent child with financial assistance for 10 years, or until the child turns 25, whichever comes first.
What are the documents required to bring your spouse to Canada?
Canada spouse visa documents
· Passport copy and travel history documents
· Background documentation
· Spouse/partner documentation including marriage certificate
· Other proof of relationship
· Income proof of sponsor to show adequate finances
· Completed application and consulate fees
What are the options to bring your spouse to Canada?
When your spouse is outside Canada, you should apply under the Family Class (outland) category. Your spouse can come to the country on a temporary visa while the sponsorship application is being sponsored.
You can sponsor your spouse or partner even if they are living in Canada, provided you are holding a valid immigration status or have applied for an open work permit to work in Canada while the application is being processed.
What is a Dependent Visa, and how does it work?
A Dependent Visa is a Visa that allows spouses and children to go to another country to accompany or join a family member who has a corresponding Visa.
Dependents of a lawful migrant to a country, such as spouses, dependent children, or parents, can enter and reside in the country with a dependent visa.
To apply for the visa on behalf of the dependents, the applicant has to prove that he has enough funds to support the dependents and will not rely on state or public funds to support them. Dependents on their part will have to prove that they intend to live with the primary applicant during their stay and their relationship is genuine.
Children under the age of 18 must demonstrate that they do not live independently and rely on the primary applicant for support.
Documents proving the relationship, such as a marriage certificate for a spouse and a birth certificate for children, are necessary.
What are the documents required for a spouse visa?
For a Spouse Visa, numerous documents are required. The specific paperwork will be determined by the spouse’s nationality and the country of residence. A copy of the passport, a birth certificate, evidence of relationship, police records, and other documents will be required.
The following are the essential documents:
· Certificate of Marriage
· Passport-size photos
· Valid passport
· Photographs that demonstrate the genuineness of a relationship, such as family photos, etc.
· Housing bills that are jointly sponsored
· Joint bank account statements
· Any further requirements from the Immigration officials
Also, in some countries, the principal candidate and his or her spouse must be over the age of 18. To establish this, you’ll need a birth certificate.
The principal applicant must provide proof of financial ability to support his spouse and additional dependents in the form of bank statements.
What is the processing time for a spouse visa?
The processing period for a Spouse Visa varies depending on the country of origin and personal circumstances. It could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
A spouse visa in Canada can take up to 12 months to process, while a spouse visa in Australia can take anywhere from 11 to 15 months. The spouse visa takes about 2 to 12 weeks in the UK, and 6 to 9 months on average in the US.
Does the spouse visa applicant have to take an English language test?
For the UK, if the spouse visa applicant is not from a majority English-speaking country and does not have a legitimate degree, they may be required to take an approved English language examination to demonstrate that they meet the English language criteria.
The English language test must be approved by the Home Office and administered by a Secure English Language Testing (‘SELT’) provider. Only Trinity College London (UK only) or the IELTS SELT Consortium offer SELT tests (UK and overseas).
From late 2021, Australia plans to announce modifications to the English language criteria for spouse/partner visas. To apply for a PR visa, partner visa applicants must have a functional level of English. Functional English is defined as an overall band score of at least 30 in each section of the PTE or an average band score of at least 4.5 in all four sections of the IELTS.
For a spouse visa to Canada, IELTS is not necessary.
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